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Charles Poirier accepting the award from the Honourable Keith Ashfield Prix d'Excellence
for a Magdalen Islands Harbour Authority

On August 1, 2012, the Harbour Authority of Pointe-Basse and Pointe-aux-Loups was awarded a Prix d’Excellence of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours Program. At a ceremony held at the port of Pointe-Basse, the President of the Harbour Authority accepted the award from the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Continued...

A hydrographer aboard a zodiac. Maurice Lamontagne Institute Marks 25 Years
Achievements Towards Safe and Accessible Waterways

For the past 25 years, several events have marked the history of this major Fisheries and Oceans Canada Francophone research centre. The Maurice Lamontagne Institute teams have succeeded in combining their skills to rise to numerous challenges. They have also developed enviable expertise, particularly in terms of navigation and sustainable fisheries. Continued...

Richard Nadeau From the wheelhouse
Participation in the
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

As head of the Canadian delegation, Richard Nadeau, Regional Director General for the Quebec Region, had the privilege of representing Canada's interests at the 29th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization, held from June 5 to 8, 2012, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Continued...

From Listuguj, Captains Buddy Vicaire and Rodney Burnaby. In Listuguj:
A 100% Aboriginal Crew

Spring 2012 saw a first in the Aboriginal community of Listuguj. Under the leadership of Captain Rodney Burnaby, an entirely Listugujawaq crew started fishing snow crab in Area 12 on board the Ugjit Sma'gnisg, a multifunctional 65-foot vessel. Continued...

Lighthouse at Île-Verte in 1946. The Canadian Coast Guard Celebrates 50 Years!
Our History in Lights

For the last 50 years, the history of the Canadian Coast Guard has evolved with technological developments and the needs of the growing shipping industry in the St. Lawrence waterway. Among the aids to navigation that have been implemented over the last two centuries, lighthouses remain the most visible marine signaling device. Continued...